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, the defense of marriage act and proposition 8 from california. nothing on the orders list today. so we'll find out later today whether the court is going to take it up again at its closed door conference on this friday. so my guess is this friday will be the next day we'll find out whether or not they'll take either of these two cases, chuck. >> and, pete, your expectation is can they put it all into one case or -- >> reporter: no, they can't. they're completely separate issues. the defense of marriage act is a federal law. it says nothing about whether states have to recognize gay marriage. it just says that if they do the federal government won't recognize them. the prop 8 case potentially raises a much more fundamental issue whether a state can deny same-sex marriage. the court could decide it on much more narrow grounds. >> pete, neither case could find a path to legalize gay marriage on a federal level? >> reporter: you know, that's not clear. if they take the proposition 8 case from california, when the trial judge decided the case, he said as a matter of the federal constitution, a stat
. >>> after california, which state had the most incumbent members of congress looz -- we' right back. military life is dif. we've been there. that's why every bit of financial advice we offer is geared specifically to current and former military members and their families. [ laughs ] dad! dad! [ applause ] ♪ [ male announcer ] life brings obstacles. usaa brings advice. call or visit us online. we're ready to help. for thos...this...ions of doing this... ...and this, dancing in their heads... ...we have these. home depot gift cards. give the gift of doing, in-store or online. >>> on the radar this morning, governor cuomo speaks about 2013. senator mccain committee seat that could impact the secretary of state nomination. leon panetta arrived in kuwait to meet with kuwaiti officials. on the way there, the pentagon chief talked about syria. >> at this point, the intelligence has really kind of leveled off. we haven't seen anything new indicating, you know, any aggressive steps to move forward in that way. i'd like to believe he's got the message. we've made it pretty clear and
and defense industry. the most recent labor sta t statistics, california, connecticut, virginia, kansas, new york, and pennsylvania employ just together 434,000 defense industry workers. half of all defense related employees in the country. now in a letter sent next year, ten years of cuts would leave the u.s. with, look at this, the smallest ground force since 1940. the smallest number of ships and the smallest air force in its history. a group of officials including joint chiefs chairman said he understands the fleed need for cuts but says don't do it all at once. >> the totality of the cuts focused on a small percentage of the budget and that gets into operations and training and maintenance and the kinds of things that really short suit ourselves in the near term. it really is an ax right at the middle which will be very difficult to do any kind of smooth way. >> and that's what we were trying to show you, not that anybody is saying there aren't cuts to be made, it's how it was being done. so cutting the defense budget all at once would force significant changes. but america's ability as
% in favor among african-american voters. in 2008 in california when prop 8 was defeated, it only got about 28% of african-americans. >> all right. the clintons, did you think they'd be the most popular politicians in america? >> yes. >> that didn't surprise you? >> no. >> four years ago would you have predicted that? >> no. >> fair enough. fred yang, micah roberts, thank you both. next, the white house soup of the day, it's the right way soup should be. black bean chorizo. we'll be right back. [ chuckles ] right, baby. oh, sir. that is a customer. oh...sorry about that. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. fedex office. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. is bigger than we think ... sometimelike the flu.fer from with aches, fever and chills- the flu's a really big deal. so why treat it like it's a little cold? there's something that works differently than over-the-counter remedies. prescription tamiflu attacks the flu virus at its source. so don't wait. call your doctor right away. tamiflu is prescription medicine for treating the flu in adults and children one y
. >> california senator dianne feinstein, who has said she will bring a renewal of the assault weapons ban to the floor when the senate reconvened in january, quote, i talked to harry. he didn't say i will support you. he did say something has to be done. for something meaningful, though, to be done, it will likely require republican support. so far, republicans have stay e quiet. prematurity even to ask the question about reinstating the assault weapons ban. on the senate floor monday, republican leader mitch mcconnell talked movingly of the victims and notably did not mention any policy next step. >> we stand with the people of newtown today and in the days ahead. we can do nothing to lessen their anguish. but we can let them know that we mourn with them. >> and while opponents protested the nra, the nra told nbc news it will not comment until the facts are thoroughly known. they deactivated their facebook page on sasht after celebrating getting to 1.7 million fans during the week, by the way. so it's the gun owners of america, a gun rights group to the right of the nra that's filling th
1933, california the super majority, two-thirds of the members of the house and senate are democrats. so jerry brown and the democrats can do whatever they want. we have one party government in the biggest state of the country. >> how does he use it? >> how does he use it. the liberal panacea we'll see for the first time. and you went with a conservative potential rising star out in south carolina who is struggling. >> nick kki haley is struggling her state but at the same time she is a big national figure. i'm curious to see what she does going forward. >> all right, stephanie, your picks were -- one was predictable. one was unpredictable. >> i picked elizabeth warren who is my homestate new senator. she has senator kennedy's seat. i believe she is the most high-profile freshman senator. >> without a doubt. probably since hillary clinton. >> i think you're right. i think she's coming in the same way, keeping her head down. looking for people to work with reach across the aisle, moderating. >> is this a stepping stone for her? >> i don't know. there are great things she can accomplis
will be killed with illegal guns. >> also on "meet the press," california senator dianne feinstein said she will introduce a bill to reintroduce the assault weapons ban. >> ban the sale, and the importation and perspectively. it will ban the same for big clips, runs or strips of more than ten bullets. >> i think america is ready. they will have an opportunity with this bill. >> will the president speak out in favor? >> i believe he will. >> after the "new york times" reported that the justice department drew up guidelines for expanded background systems to keep guns out of the hand of the mentally ill. carolyn mak carthy's husband was killed and promised she will embarrass the white house on gun control if she has to release the letter to the president calling for him to take immediate action to improve the background check system for gun purchases in the united states. advocates for gun rights have been strikingly quiet in the last 48 hours. the nra said they would have no comment until all the facts are thoroughly known. betsy fisher marten tweeted they tweeted to all senators in the cong
. first time ever since 1933, california has two majority, meaning two thirds of the house and senate are democrat. jerry brown and the democrats can do whatever they want. we have basically one party government and i'm curious what that means. >> how does he use it. >> a liberal panacea for the first time. >> and you went with a conserve tf potential rising star in south carolina who is struggling. >> nikki haley is struggling in her state. at the same time, she's a big national figure. the republicans are looking for diverse faces, and she's one of the leading ones. i'm curious to see what she does. >> stephanie, your picks were -- one was predictable, one was a little unpredictable. >> i picked elizabeth warren who is my home state's new senator. she has senator kennedy's seat so it's important to me. i think she's probably the most high-profile freshman senator. >> without a doubt, probably since hillary clinton? >> i think you're right. and she's coming in the same way, keeping her head down, looking for people to work with, reach across the aisle, moderating. i don't know, i don
and since 1933 california's a super majority, meaning two thirds of the members of the house and senate are democrats. jerry brown and the democrats do whatever they want. we have one party government in the biggest state in the country and curious what's that mean? >> how does he use it? yep. >> a panacea. nikki haley is struggling. at the same time, she's a big national figure. the republicans are looking for diverse voices and she is a leading one and curious to see what she does going forward. >> all right. stephanie, you picks were -- one was predictable. one to me was unpredictable. >> i picked elizabeth warren who is my home state new senator and of course senator kennedy's seat and very important to me. i think she is probably the most high profile freshman senator -- >> without a doubt. >> without a doubt. >> probably since hillary clinton. right? >> probably. yes. i think you're right. and i think she is coming in the same way. keeping her head down. looking for more people to work with. reach across the aisle. moderating. >> steppingstone for her? >> i don't know. i don't wan
worked, that then the country would continue to split up. california and the west would go off on their own. the midwest would split off from new england. new york might set up as an independent free port. in other words, north america would turn into another europe, if you will. to understand that that's what the stakes were and to see this man who, as you say, led a party that had never governed before, who had no military experience, and yet had to create an army of a million men out of raw volunteers, to see him make that work and fight his way through it i think really brings to life this transition to greatness that lincoln was able to make. >> and you write in here, you know, it's not as if he didn't know the situation he was in. and you write in here about how lincoln was aware more than anyone of this, and he always liked to refer at the time to somebody that was popular, tight rope walker jean-francois grabolet, who had performed stunts over nigagara falls, pushing a wheel barrow, cooking an omelet and all these sorts of things. he knew he was sort of on this tight ro
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